Cee Jay

Ekasi getting up close and personal with Cee Jay & Cafeteria Jams.

It's not everyday we get to dine with such a young gifted musician and songwriter as Cee Jay; whom the City of Kings has already endorsed in the music circles.  He can never be separated from his band, the Cafeteria Jamz.
CeeJay whose genre is contemporary Afro-pop has described his style as 'purely from the heart'.  On stage, he is always trusted to deliver diversely original compositions as well as stunning renditions of his generation's anthems.

The young gifted musician has expressed to Ekasi how music has been his refuge from the pains of this life since childhood.  Born as Marvelous Tshuma, he was raised at the SOS children's village in Bulawayo.

He started off music by playing the marimba at the age of 6. When he was 10 he joined the school band under the mentorship of John Gara. He learnt how to play the bass guitar at the age of 12.  The more he learnt the more he fell in love with music.

Ceejay says he is still learning more but at the moment he plays 25 instruments of diverse origins such as piano ,bass guitar and drums, marimba and the mbira family, West African udu clay, isigaba one stringed guitar among others.

He has performed at the Intwasa Arts festival koBulawayo, Ibumba festivals, official opening of the Blues Cafe, Bulawayo Arts Awards launch, Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), Bulawayo Arts Festival and the Bulawayo Jazz Festival.

Cee Jay, live on stage 

In May 2017 he led the supporting band for the play 'The Tellers', The Musical and the Blood tongue. His Cafeteria band was named after his school days, how he would go to the school cafeteria just to listen to the music playing there.

CeeJay's long-term goal is to equip young less privileged people with access  to knowledge to play instruments. 
His latest release is called Sibambisane and he is currently working on the Amapiano version of the song.